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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Machine Vision

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

PLATE PACKING LINE SYSTEM FOR DUAL CLUTCHES In the case of the clutch packs for a dual clutch, the deviations of the friction and clutch plates are optimally equalized. Precision is key here: The thicknesses of the plates are measured and classified with a high

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

REAR AXLE TRANSFER TRANSMISSION WITH RIGID AXLES The assembly line system includes all measuring and assembly processes for a rear axle transmission, plus additional modules for assembling the axle tubes, side shafts and wheel bearings with the brake modules. Due to the size and weight

When to Automate

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT One of the largest bagel bakeries in the US has grown from a single storefront location into a large wholesale bagel maker producing more than a million bagels each day across multiple production facilities. Motivo was asked to review the client’s production operations and search for opportunities to improve efficiency

Rethinking Commercial Fruit Harvesting

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a family-owned farm known for their high-quality, unique, and flavorful fruit. This client values innovative farming techniques and sustainable practices. CHALLENGE Picking fruit has typically been something that is done by hand, mainly due to how easily fruit can be damaged and the variability in grown products. Harvesting includes

Processing Produce With Artificial Intelligence

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a wholesale distributor of processed fruit and vegetables located in the USA. Alignment is critical when slicing or coring the client’s products; an incorrect slice can lead to tossing an entire fruit away and greatly influence the viability of the business. This was a task that only

Meat Processing Automation

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT A major vertically-integrated poultry producer on the West Coast, Motivo’s client suffers from limitations to the growth of its business due to rising costs, high employee turnover, and the labor-intensive type of work required. CHALLENGE Poultry is primarily processed with manual labor due to the poultry’s organic and varying shape. These manual

Automated Broccoli Transplanter

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Greenheart Farms is one of California's leading vegetable producers and transplant services providers. As labor resources become scarcer and costs increase, Greenheart has been dedicated to developing technical solutions to remain an industry leader. Greenheart and Motivo teamed up to develop an automated transplanter. CHALLENGE Nature is messy! Not only did the

Advancing Sweet Potato Transplanting Technology

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Black Gold Farms is a nationwide, family-owned potato grower with an appetite for innovation.  With challenges like increasing labor scarecity and rising costs, Black Gold Farms is taking the future of their business into their own hands. REQUIREMENTS An automated sweet potato transplanter needs to make business sense: improve transplanting speed and

Case Study: Kawasaki Robotic Tube Bending Increases Throughput and Eliminates Safety Risks

POSTED: 05/22/2019

Robotic machine tending can offer a wide range of benefits, whether it is ergonomic relief, increased throughput, or a more streamlined and efficient process overall.  For Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA (KMM), automation helped them in all of these areas. Five years ago, KMM installed their first tube bending cell using

Case Study: One-of-a-Kind Kawasaki Robot Cell for Vision-Guided Aerospace Part Assembly

POSTED: 05/22/2019

Unlike many of today’s manufacturing sectors, the aerospace industry tends to stray away from automation. While automated machinery is commonly found on the aerospace factory floor, robotic arms are a rare sight due to low production volumes and the delicate nature of creating such specialized parts. This aerospace part supplier teamed

Innovation at Work: Vecna Robotics Helps Milton CAT Develop a Flexible Workflow

POSTED: 10/30/2018

In a time of growth and ever-increasing demand, the need to improve the customer experience and ensure employee safety are crucial areas of concern for distribution centers everywhere. Milton CAT Inc. is the official provider of Caterpillar machines, engines, generators, technology, parts, and service in the Northeast U.S. In fact, Caterpillar Inc.

IAS project case study: Automate a seed-testing lab

POSTED: 10/02/2018

IAS Inc., a Wisconsin-based systems integration company and Visual Components customer, recently told us about a unique project they completed for a Fortune 500 agricultural company — automating a seed-testing lab. “The customer had been using a crew of over 100 people, with each person individually performing the entire preparation portion

Robots: Saving Your Jobs, Not Destroying Them

POSTED: 08/28/2018

You know the common fear: robots are coming to take your jobs. This fear of new technologies dates back hundreds of years about the inevitable changes that they bring. However, again and again it has proven that while some jobs are lost, they are ultimately replaced with new ones. Past technological

OCTOPUZ Programs Panasonic Welding Robot at Accumetal Manufacturing Inc.

POSTED: 08/14/2018

Just like there are a multitude of robot brands in the industrial robotics industry, there are also a multitude of options for programming. Manual programming, OEM specific software and third party offline programming software are some of the different approaches. OCTOPUZ Offline Programming and Simulation Software is a third-party software solution

Removing Production Bottlenecks through Automation

POSTED: 08/07/2018

Tufting, one of the most sought-after and classic upholstery styles, is commonly incorporated into the design of furniture. How is this Victorian button-like look achieved? We got some insight from Fibreline, the largest independently owned


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